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Why Choose a Mountain Biking Summer Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Does your teenager love to mountain bike? Does your teen want to ride mountain bikes everyday and gain skill while having fun? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you should consider a summer camp that has a focus on mountain biking. Attending a mountain biking summer camp has the potential to be a very positive experience for teenagers. It provides the perfect opportunity for them to learn mountain bike specific skills that will take their riding to the next level. There are mountain biking camps are in different parts of the country. Some things to consider when choosing a mountain bike summer camp for your child include:

  • The location of the camp
  • The type and quality of the mountain biking trails
  • The experience level of staff
  • The safety record of the program
  • Whether the camp provides mountain bikes or campers need to bring their own bike

Parents can compare the several camps available then choose the best that can work for their kids. Kids who get the opportunity to interact in the camps have the best opportunity to develop life skills. Here are some of the reasons why parents should choose mountain biking teen camp:

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Topics: Mountain Biking, Mountain Biking Teen Camp, Why Choose a Mountain Biking Summer Camp

We did some Mountain Biking Today at SMA Teen Camp - 3rd Session!

Posted by Jud Millar

Tue, Jul 30, 2019


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Why Mountain Biking is Good for Kids and Teens

Posted by Jud Millar

Tue, Mar 26, 2019

The sport of mountain biking is growing exponentially, and this is especially true for kids and teenagers.  Here are some of the reasons that mountain biking is good for kids and teenagers:


Kids “Unplug” and Reconnect with Nature:

Kids and Teens today are often referred to as “screenagers”. According to a report by Common Sense Media tweens age 8 to 12 spend 6 hours a day in front of screen while teens spend 9 hours on screens.  Mountain biking inherently takes place in nature.  Kid and teens who mountain bike reconnect with nature often without even realizing it. There really isn’t anything like being outside and breathing fresh air.  Kids who take time to unplug connect with nature can have a positive effect on their entire mind, body and spirit.

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Topics: Mountain Biking, mountain biking summer camp

The SMA Mountain Bike Masters are having some fun at SMA Teen Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Today our Mountain Bike Masters decided to stay close to camp and have some fun!

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Topics: Mountain Biking, mountain biking summer camp, Mountain Biking Teen Camp

SMA Mountain Biking Summer Camp to Host a Youth Ride @ Dirt Fest

Posted by Jud Millar

Tue, May 8, 2018

Stone Mountain Adventures Summer Camp is excited to announce we will once again host a youth ride on Sunday morning of Dirt Fest! We are excited to be able to share the magic of mountain biking AND the incredible Allegrippis trails with the kids and teens who attend Dirt Fest.

New Call-to-actionStone Mountain Adventures (SMA) is a co-ed, overnight summer camp for teenagers (12 to 16) located in central PA offering:

  • Adventure Activities (Including Mountain Biking)
  • Water Sports
  • Traditional Sports
  • Creative Arts
  • Community Service.
  • We also have a specialized Mountain Biking Program for kids who want to ride the Alligrippis Trails everyday 

What: Kids and Teen Mountain Bike Ride at Dirt Rage Dirt Fest PA       

When: Sunday, May 20th from 9.30am to 1pm

Where: (Option 1): Meet at 9.30am at the SMA Both at the Expo to catch the shuttle up to the Bakers Hollow Lot

             (Option 2): Meet at the Bakers Hollow Parking Lot at 10am

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Topics: Mountain Biking, Dirt Rig Dirt Fest, Dirt Rag Dirt Fest Teen Ride

We belive in "Safety First" at SMA Teen Summer Camp!

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Jan 27, 2017


Why you should be using DYE LED Lighting Everywhere

Getting out and about during the summer months is an exciting and fun activity. However, it’s important to make sure that children are safe, especially when cycling late in the evening. LED lights are easy to install anywhere, even on bicycles. Lights on bikes are the best way to make sure that children riding bicycles can be seen by other road users.


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Topics: Mountain Biking, Safety

Dates Announced for 2017 Dirt Fest: SMA Mountain Biking Summer Camps

Posted by Jud Millar

Sat, Jan 14, 2017

Dirt Rag Announces the Dates for this years edition of Dirt Fest


Dirt Fest is a mountain biking festival that takes place in Central Pennsylvania every spring.  The purpose of Dirt Fest is to "Celebrate Mountain Bike Culture", and to ride a lot of bikes.  Riders at Dirfest will get to experience the thrill of the Allegrippis Trail System.  According to the Dirt Fest website the Allegrippis Trail System is "Bike-optimized, so expect routes that contour, and roll with bermed turns and lots of flow."  The best part about the Allegrippis Trail System is that riders of all skill levels and experiences level can ride them with success and have fun!

What:  Dirt Rag's Dirt Fest

Where: The Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

When: May 18 - 21, 2017

Why: Because Everyone Loves to Ride Bikes!

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Topics: Mountain Biking, Dirtfest, Dirt Fest

SMA Mountain Biking Summer Camp to Attend Another Philly Camp Fair

Posted by Jud Millar

Mon, Feb 10, 2014


Monday, February 10, 2014
Snow date: Tuesday, February 11 

5:30 to 8:00 PM

Germantown Academy (directions here)
340 Morris Road
Fort Washington, PA 19034 

For a List of Expo Exhibitors, click here

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Topics: Mountain Biking, mountain biking summer camp, camp fair, PA Camp Fair, Campsource Fair

Dirtfest named Outside's Best Bike Fest - Teen Mountain Biking Camp

Posted by Jud Millar

Fri, Nov 8, 2013

Outside Magazine has name Dirt Rag's Dirt Fest as one of the nations top Mountain Biking Festivals in the USA!

Dirtfest is a fantastic event that is weekend long mountain bike festival promoting a hearty spirit for adventure, festivity and camaraderie. DirtFest features clinics on sustainable trail building, entry level mountain biking, sustainable trail maintenance; and includes organized events such as a womens skills series, kids mountain bike rides, unicycle course and an epic all day group ride that departs on a houseboat shuttle. Hosted by the Raystown Mountain Bike Association (RMBA).

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Topics: Teen summer camp, teenage summer camp, Mountain Biking, mountain biking summer camp, SMA Teen Camp, Outside Magazine, Dirtfest

New Mountain Biking Videos Highlight the Allegrippis Trails

Posted by Jud Millar

Wed, Apr 17, 2013

At Stone Mountain Adventures we ride the Allegrippis Trails everyday.  Here are a few new sweet videos on YouTube about the Allegrippis Trails that are worth checking out!

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Topics: Summer camp, Teen summer camp, teenage summer camp, Mountain Biking, mountain biking summer camp

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